Cultivating & Letting Go

Lenten Coloring Calendar & Devotional Guide

[This coloring calendar + devotional is included in our Cultivating & Letting Go Lent Bundle. If you wish to purchase this 2-part resource individually, please choose the licensing option below that best fits the number of copies you plan to distribute]


Have you ever heard of a Lenten calendar? We hadn’t either, so we decided to create one. This year, our Lenten Coloring Calendar is a bit simplified. Instead of 40 shapes to color in each day, we’ve designed a calendar with shapes to color each week of Lent, beginning with the week of Ash Wednesday and continuing through Easter Sunday.

Instead of giving up ice cream or facebook (though good for you if you do), perhaps you might commit to a weekly rhythm of reading, reflecting, and creating—an active spiritual practice inviting you to practice both cultivating and letting go.

To accompany the Coloring Calendar, our Devotional Guide Booklet offers you weekly scripture, written reflections, poetry prayers, and journaling prompts. Each week, we hope you will read the lectionary scripture text, finding and coloring in the shape on the Calendar inspired by that text, and reflecting on the artist’s commentary. The poetry prayers and journaling prompts invite you to slow down, allowing the themes for the week to seep into your bones and heart.

We hope you will carve out space each week to complete the readings, coloring, and journaling at your own pace. May this weekly rhythm help you invite God into your journey of planting and pruning, of cultivating and letting go.

NEW REVISED VERSION: This file has been revised so that it no longer includes dates from 2019. All dates have been removed so that you can use this devo for any season. We encourage you to start it on Ash Wednesday and continue weekly through Easter!

PRINTING INFO: Download includes: three size options for printing the Coloring Calendar as a large poster, as well as a print-ready PDF file of the 30-page devo, formatted to print b/w on 8.5x11 sheets to fold into an 8.5 x 5.5 booklet. The booklet is arranged so that you can easily fold the pages in half, staple or bind them down the middle, and voila! Click one of the products below to learn more about cost estimates for printing in large quantities via Staples.

Please choose one of the licensing options below based on how many copies you wish to print for yourself and/or your church/community.
(What counts as 1 copy? Since this is a 2-part resource, 1 copy=1 Coloring Calendar + 1 Devotional Guide Booklet )